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  • A response to Trump’s budget

    President Donald Trump finally figured out who was going to pay for his wall, and, as expected, it isn’t Mexico. It’s the American people. But that shouldn’t have surprised anyone, especially with his track record of keeping his other campaign promises. Everyone should have seen it coming after his...
  • A Mountaineer Impact

    Appalachian State unveiled the “A Mountaineer Impact, A Drive for Excellence” project on Tuesday in hopes of raising $60 million over a six-year period for facility enhancements and benefits for student athletes. Currently, less than half of athletic scholarship funding is provided by The Yosef Club, athletic’s revenue and...
  • End the Confederate Flag

    Correction: The previous piece mentioned Plessy vs. Ferguson as the court case which integrated schools, but this is actually Brown vs. Board of Education. To some it’s a representation of their heritage and southern pride, but to others the Confederate flag represents an integral part of their identity. To minority...
  • The facts on immigration

    Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These are the last lines of Emma Lazarus’ famous poem “The New Colossus,” which...
  • Letter to the Editor:

    It seems as though the topic of free speech resurfaces continually, whether it is related to campus protests, the university chalking policy or the rights of different organizations to hold events on campus. However, many students are unaware of the larger, overarching restrictions relating to campus free speech, which...
  • America has never been great

    “Make America Great Again,” the campaign slogan of President Donald Trump, can be found emblazoned on the hats and shirts of many of his supporters all across the nation. For many this phrase seems rather nebulous, but what exactly does it mean to “Make America Great Again?” Trump provides...
  • Kevin Durant is the real MVP

    We are more than halfway through the 2016-2017 NBA season and all-star weekend is behind us. It has been an interesting year for basketball, but perhaps the most intriguing topic this season is the race for NBA MVP honors. The favorites in the running are James Harden of the...
  • Medicaid for North Carolina

    There is a provision in the Affordable Care Act regarding Medicaid that can expand coverage to millions more and improves the already in-place system also known as Obamacare. To some, this seems like a really great plan to help the less fortunate gain access to affordable healthcare. To others,...
  • The science of love

    Everyone knows what love is. It’s a feeling, a sensation from deep inside the soul, an overflowing of emotion and wonder at the very existence of another human being out there for you. Love is a powerful force, capable of driving the strongest person to weakness and the weakest...
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